Band of the Month – January 2015 – Editors’ Choice

The start of 2015 has marked a great selection of bands and the year looks set fair. The selection of Editor’s Choice for band of the month for January took a while…

Rocha - band of the month

Rocha

…from Brazil Rocha.

Bota Contra Nessa Porra is available on bandcamp.

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Rocha – Distinta Concorrência – Audio

It was last year that the Brazilian band Rocha were first introduced.

Rocha - Bota Contra Nessa Porra

Rocha

After slimming down from four to three with the departure of the vocalist an LP Bota Contra Nessa Porra surfaced towards the end of 2014. Track four of the six is Distinta Concorrência.

Sadly this has been languishing in my email inbox since the end of November, so my apologies to everyone for the delay.

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New Year Ninety 2014 – 30 to 21

Thanks for taking the time to read the website and wending your way through the New Year Ninety, your support is always appreciated and I wish you all the best for 2014.

New Year Ninety 2014 – 30 to 21

New Year Ninety 2014 – 30 to 21

30. Léo Elso (France)

29. The Medicine Hat (Canada)

Old Bones – The Medicine Hat is available on iTunes*.

28. Chelsea Turnbull (England)

27. ShiShi (USA)

Close to You – ShiShi is available on iTunes*.

26. Rocha (Brazil)

25. Skreamer (England)

Blackened Earth – Skreamer is available on iTunes*

24. The Chances (England)

23. The Bootlegs (Canada)

Knock Me Down – The Bootlegs is available on iTunes*.

22. Achromatic Attic (Croatia)

21. Weepikes (Finland)

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Rocha – Quebra Mundo – LP review

The Brazilian rage rock quartet Rocha released their six track LP Queba Mundo on the 24th December.

Rocha - Quebra Mundo

Rocha – Quebra Mundo


All over in less than twenty minutes Rocha provide sharp tracks of social commentary. Opening with the very brief Vaza which sets out the stall of Quebra Mundo with an encouraging call for cohesion amongst the disaffected and a ray of hope worth working towards.

Filosofia sets out to frame the dichotomies of the message taught and the realities of life in a searing white heat of vocal, instrument and percussion gaining coherence as the track develops over the just under three minutes.

Cinza is a tempestuous affair looking at personal relationships as the percussion is left to run riot across an even faster tempo.

The Title track offers a more conciliatory tone as Rocha open up the spaces between the notes affording the listener a slight breathing space.

Guerra De Nervos aurally does exactly what it says on the tin – The fastest track on the LP, running for two minutes fifty five seconds of interplay between the players. My pick of the release simply for the control at speed.

Concluding with Autoridade which finds Rocha in fine form as they introduce a different side to the band, a more playful and inventive streak with a track that extends for over five minutes.

Quebra Mundo is an LP to sheer away any sluggishness and is available through bandcamp.

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